Training and Career Development Funding Opportunities

The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) is interested in enhancing the diversity of the biomedical workforce by supporting research training and career development of individuals from groups that are underrepresented in health-related research, including racial and ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Individuals from underrepresented groups may submit applications through any of NCCIH’s active funding announcements. In addition, the Center offers a range of funding announcements specifically designed to provide support to students, postdoctorates, and other early-career investigators from underrepresented groups. These training and career development funding opportunities to enhance diversity are listed below.

If you are interested in applying for a training or career development award, please contact Dr. Lanay Mudd or another NCCIH program director to discuss the relevance of your proposed research to NCCIH’s research priorities.

Note: General information may be found in two National Institutes of Health (NIH) Guide Notices, Racial and Ethnic Categories and Definitions for NIH Diversity Programs and for Other Reporting Purposes and Notice of NIH’s Interest in Diversity.

Administrative Supplements

Title NIH Guide # Released Expires Eligible Individuals

Supplement: Research Supplements To Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Admin Supp–Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

PA-21-071 11/16/20 05/08/23 Predoctoral
Postdoctoral
Faculty
Administrative supplements to currently active NIH research grants to support the training of underrepresented individuals and enhance the diversity of the research workforce.
Supplement: Administrative Supplements To Promote Diversity in Research and Development Small Businesses–SBIR/STTR (Admin Supp–Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PA-18-837 06/20/18 09/05/21 Predoctoral
Postdoctoral
Faculty
Administrative supplements to provide support for research and entrepreneurial experiences for individuals from underrepresented groups throughout the continuum from the undergraduate to the faculty level.
Supplement: Notice of Special Interest To Encourage Eligible NIH HEAL Initiative Awardees To Apply for PA-20-222: Research Supplements To Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Admin Supp–Clinical Trial Not Allowed) NOT-NS-20-107 11/02/17 6/29/19 Predoctoral
Postdoctoral
Faculty
Administrative supplements to provide support for research experiences for individuals from diverse backgrounds throughout the continuum from high school to the faculty level in the context of the NIH HEAL (Helping to End Addiction Long-TermSM) Initiative. 

Fellowship

Title NIH Guide # Released Expires Eligible Individuals
F31: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship To Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research PA-21-052 10/28/20 09/08/23 Predoctoral
Fellowships to provide up to 5 years of support for research training that leads to the Ph.D. or equivalent research degree or up to 6 years of support for training leading to the combined M.D./Ph.D. degree or another combined dual-doctoral degree in the biomedical, behavioral, or clinical sciences.

Career Development Awards

Title NIH Guide # Released Expires Eligible Individuals
K99/R00: BRAIN Initiative Advanced Postdoctoral Career Transition Award To Promote Diversity (K99/R00 Independent Clinical Trial Required) RFA-NS-19-044 11/14/19 11/12/22 Postdoctoral
A program to provide independent NIH research support to facilitate a timely transition of outstanding postdoctoral researchers from mentored postdoctoral research positions to independent tenure-track or equivalent faculty positions.
K99/R00: BRAIN Initiative Advanced Postdoctoral Career Transition Award To Promote Diversity (K99/R00–Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed) RFA-NS-19-043 11/16/2020 05/08/2023 Postdoctoral
A program to provide independent NIH research support to facilitate a timely transition of outstanding postdoctoral researchers from mentored postdoctoral research positions to independent tenure-track or equivalent faculty positions.
K99/R00: Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers (MOSAIC) Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity (K99/R00 - Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed) PAR-21-271 08/17/21 09/08/24 Postdoctoral
The MOSAIC program facilitates the timely transition of promising postdoctoral researchers from diverse backgrounds from mentored postdoctoral research positions to independent tenure-track or equivalent faculty positions at research-intensive institutions. View the MOSAIC website and FAQs.
K99/R00: Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers (MOSAIC) Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity (K99/R00 - Independent Clinical Trial Required) PAR-21-272 08/17/21 09/08/24 Postdoctoral
The MOSAIC program facilitates the timely transition of promising postdoctoral researchers from diverse backgrounds from mentored postdoctoral research positions to independent tenure-track or equivalent faculty positions at research-intensive institutions. View the MOSAIC website and FAQs.
K99/R00: Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers (MOSAIC) Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity (K99/R00 - Independent Basic Experimental Studies with Humans Required (BESH)) PAR-21-273 08/17/21 09/08/24 Postdoctoral
The MOSAIC program facilitates the timely transition of promising postdoctoral researchers from diverse backgrounds from mentored postdoctoral research positions to independent tenure-track or equivalent faculty positions at research-intensive institutions. View the MOSAIC website and FAQs.
UE5: Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers (MOSAIC) Institutionally-Focused Research Education Award to Promote Diversity (UE5) PAR-21-277 08/17/21 11/16/23 Postdoctoral
This institutional award supports educational activities that encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds, including those from groups underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences, to pursue further studies or careers in research.

Other Awards

Title NIH Guide # Released Expires Eligible Individuals
S06: Native American Research Centers for Health (NARCH) (S06 Clinical Trials Optional) PAR-20-125 03/05/20 07/24/21 Predoctoral
Postdoctoral
Faculty
An initiative to support biomedical research and career enhancement opportunities to meet health needs prioritized by American Indian/Alaska Native communities.